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Kechene Primary School

I’ve found another school very similar to Naama Millennium School in Uganda, it is Kechne Primary School here in Addis Ababa (many of you may have heard me talk about Naama school, LaToya King and I worked with Dr. Christopher Kigongo, the founder, this past spring to put together a business plan and fundraising powerpoint detailing how donated funds will be spent at the school). Kechene is one of the poorest neighborhoods (if not the poorest) in the city. Without this school, which was started by two exceptional men from the surrounding community (Petros and Nichodemas), many of these kids would have little hope of ever attending school and would not be receiving a meal per day.

Jonathan Page, a fellow volunteer, and I will be teaching two days a week at the school, playing soccer with the kids and helping Petros and Nichodemas put together a budget and business plan. The school is currently being run on a shoestring budget. Hopefully, the more accurately Kechene can articulate how funds are being spent, the more money the school will be able to raise and spend effectively.

JTV

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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